Chicago venture funding has shown no signs of slowing down in 2021.

The city’s startups have raised $5.5 billion in VC funding through the first three quarters of 2021, according to data released Thursday by Pitchbook. That’s about twice as much as what was raised in all of 2020, which was already a record high for Chicago tech companies.

This year’s influx of capital has been paced by an increase in $100 million mega-funding rounds, which have minted around a dozen new “unicorn” startups valued…

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